"With as poorly as we played (against Utah), the gap to get closed and the timeliness to close it, that urgency right now is everything that I felt from the third quarter on, is to get the team from where they're going to need to be, to respond, and respond soon enough. That's going to be a real challenge, but I'm looking forward to it," Mendenhall said. "We certainly haven't gotten through to the players yet in terms of playing the way that we can. I've got to do a better job with our staff to help them in whatever way that I can (to) get our players to perform at a level we're capable of. We're not doing that yet."
Former BYU tight end Chad Lewis, who is now the school's associate athletic director for development, said Sunday that after Saturday's loss, he supports Mendenhall, Doman and the players more than ever, adding that the humbling setback to the Utes will galvanize the team, and the program, for the future.
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